Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

art director | designer

Who is this guy?

I'm an experienced creative professional with 15+ years of quality work executed across a broad spectrum of media platforms. I began my career as a print designer and writer, eventually migrating to digital/interactive experiences with a focus on clean, user-friendly design.

Recent Work

Art Director at

November 2010 - Present

I develop a wide variety of creative marketing assets (landing pages, homepages, e-marketing materials, motion experiences, responsive experiences, etc.) as well as oversee the day-to-day workflow of the Digital Commerce design/production team for women's fashion retailer I also create visual concepts and provide on-set studio art direction for both on-model and still life photo productions.

Creative Director at Elevation 7

July 2008 - November 2010

Responsible for management, coordination and leadership of full-service creative agency. Primary duties included development and execution of digital projects from concept through delivery.

Lead Designer at Gannett

May 2003 - July 2008

Developed and coordinated visual elements for national media publisher. Supervised and executed large-scale creative projects in addition to primary duties as designer for daily publications.

Key Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Creative Strategy
  • UX/UI
  • Responsive Design
  • Brand Strategy
  • Social Media
  • Online Marketing


University of Kansas

bachelor, 1992

political science/English (minor); Dean's List 1992

Southern Illinois University

second bachelor, 1995

mass communications/journalism; graduated magna cum laude